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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1553–1555

Anisotropic antireflection coatings: design and fabrication

Ian Hodgkinson and Qi Hong Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 19, pp. 1553-1555 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001553


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Abstract

We discuss the design and fabrication of coatings that are antireflecting for p -polarized light at normal incidence and are purposely reflecting for s -polarized light. A single birefringent material, such as obliquely deposited zirconium oxide, forms the layers of the coating. Typical experimental results for a six-layer zirconium oxide anisotropic antireflection coating are Rp = 0.2% and Rs = 4.9%. Potential applications of the coatings include polarization-selection devices for lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings

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Ian Hodgkinson and Qi Hong Wu, "Anisotropic antireflection coatings: design and fabrication," Opt. Lett. 23, 1553-1555 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-19-1553

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